Learning the ins and outs of quotation marks can be difficult for some students. This packet has been designed to introduce students to the basics of a , , and .
– Minibook & Worksheet
• Allow your students to read and color their own minibook, Tell Me a Story. This book introduces or reviews the 3 parts of a story: setting, characters, and plot.
• Assess your students knowledge by having them complete the accompanying worksheet: “Story Elements.”
– PowerPoint & Worksheet
• I recommend using this PowerPoint first, especially if you are introducing quotation marks or dialogue to your students. This PP shows students the clues that help them recognize when people are talking.
• Assess your students knowledge by having them complete the accompanying worksheet: “Clues to Dialogue.”
– PowerPoint & Worksheets
• This PowerPoint is the follow-up to “Clues to Dialogue.” This PP helps explain the various “rules” to remember when using quotation marks. This includes:
• Placing quotations after punctuation,
• Using a comma instead of a period
• Placement of dialogue words
• Splitting dialogue
• Adding to dialogue words
• Two different options are included as a follow-up review for this PowerPoint.
• Option #1 – Use the worksheet “Rules to Dialogue” to assess your students’ knowledge and understanding.
• Option #2 – If your students are struggling, or if you know your students need to take things slowly when it comes to quotation marks, try the Step-by-Step Method. Three worksheets: “Step 1,” “Step 2,” and “Step 3” are provided as a way for students to slowly digest and practice the information over time.